BOINC: A Platform for Volunteer Computing [article]

David P. Anderson
2019 arXiv   pre-print
"Volunteer computing" is the use of consumer digital devices for high-throughput scientific computing. It can provide large computing capacity at low cost, but presents challenges due to device heterogeneity, unreliability, and churn. BOINC, a widely-used open-source middleware system for volunteer computing, addresses these challenges. We describe its features, architecture, and implementation.
arXiv:1903.01699v1 fatcat:agkixfrqfvdt7n4wd2txetcjpu